Published Online: 1 March 1987
Page Count: 11
Postmortem Findings of the Victims of the Jonestown Tragedy
Associate chief medical examiner,
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner,
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology,
Division of Toxicilogy, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology,
(Received 6 March 1986; accepted 1 May 1986)
The procedure for processing and identifying the victims of the Jonestown, Guyana tragedy is outlined. Autopsies were performed on seven of the victims, and the autopsy anatomic and toxicologic findings are presented. Problems encountered in the interpretation of the autopsy findings are noted.
pathology and biology, human identification, decomposition, Guyana, cyanide, Jonestown, formaldehyde
Paper ID: JFS11145J
Title Postmortem Findings of the Victims of the Jonestown Tragedy
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